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State Tech to host Missouri SkillsUSA

For the eleventh consecutive year, State Technical College of Missouri will host the 48th annual Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference on Thursday, April 3 – Saturday, April 5, 2014.

In collaboration with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, State Tech welcomes over 72 Missouri high schools and six community colleges.  On average, 2,300 students and teachers participate in over 120 leadership, skill and written contests preparing students for the National Leadership and Skills Conference contests each year. 

Students arrive on campus Thursday, April 3 for registration.  The conference begins at noon with an opening ceremony in the STC Activity Center.  Students compete Thursday afternoon and all day Friday at the STC campus and various locations throughout mid-Missouri.  Contest results are announced during the awards ceremony Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. in the STC Activity Center.

Winners from the 2014 Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference will represent Missouri at the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City on June 23-27, 2014.

Detailed information about the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference is also available online at www.statetechmo.edu/skillsusa

Reporters and photographers are invited to attend Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference at the main campus in Linn or other contest locations in the mid-Missouri area.   To schedule a visit, please contact Scott Peters at 573.897.5109 or 573.619.4730.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.  It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

Linn Sate Technical College is Missouri’s only state technical college.  Hands-on technical courses balanced with a strong foundation in communication, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking prepare graduates for profitable employment and a life of learning. On July 1, 2014, State Technical College of Missouri’s name will change to the State Technical College of Missouri.  This name change better reflects our statewide role in technical education.  

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